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|Owner(s)||92,4 % Ringier (since 2014)|
|Editor-in-chief||Pierre Veya (since May 2010)|
|Political alignment||Centre; social-liberalism|
|Headquarters||Place de Cornavin 3
1211 Geneva 2
History and profile
Founded in 1998, it is the result of the merger of the newspapers Journal de Genève-Gazette de Lausanne with Le Nouveau Quotidien. As of 2010[update], it had 130 correspondents, including in Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Sion and Zurich.
Published Monday through Saturday, the newspaper has several supplements (Thursday: "Sortir" cultural diary; Friday: "Carrières" job and management; Saturday: "Samedi culturel"; and special features for the week-end), thematic special editions, a website and digital applications.
In 2013 the paper had a paid circulation of 36,391 copies.
Its publisher, Le Temps SA, was held by ER Publishing at eighty-two percent, which, in turn, is fifty-percent owned by Edipresse Group and fifty-percent owned by Ringier Group. The remaining eighteen-percent ownership is held by Claude Demole (seven percent), employees (six percent) and Le Monde newspaper (five percent).
Since 2014, Le Temps SA is owned at 92.5 % by Ringier, at 3 % by Claude Demole, at 2.4 % by the Société des rédacteurs et du personnel du Temps SA and at 2.1 % by Le Monde. Ringier announced that the reaction will move to Lausanne (to join the one of L'hebdo) although the Board of directors (chaired by Stéphane Garelli) will stay in Geneva.
Le Temps[clarification needed] has an advertising agency, Le Temps Media (Publicitas).
The newspaper's editor-in-chief, since May 2010, has been Pierre Veya. Previous editors were Eric Hoesli from 1998 to 2002 and Jean-Jacques Roth from 2002 to 2010.
- Eric Hoesli
- Jean-Jacques Roth
- Pierre Veya
- Stéphane Benoit-Godet (beginning by 2015)
The newspaper's publisher recently[timeframe?] began to digitize its archives of the newspaper's predecessors, Journal de Genève-Gazette de Lausanne and Le Nouveau Quotidien. With assistance of the Swiss national and regional libraries, the publisher offers 200 years of independent Swiss press, available on the Internet at www.letempsarchives.ch.
Notes and references
- The Quality of the Media, main findings, Research Department on Public Opinion and Society (FÖG) of the University of Zurich, 2012.
- Yves Petignat, "Le nivellement par le bas de la presse suisse", www.letemps.ch, Wednesday 25 September 2013.
- "Switzerland: New editor-in-chief at Le Temps". Publicitas. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- (French) Official website